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    Default Compound Nouns

    I have just studied in a grammar book that " a large number of compound nouns are built up with the help of suffixes and prefixes. The prefixes may be added to: verbs.

    eg.
    to abolish-abolishion
    to accept-acceptance
    to accuse-accusation
    etc

    Now, my question is the following: are the words abolishion. acceptance, accusation, etc compound nouns?

    As far as I know, compound nouns are built up of two or more parts/words.

    eg. butterfly, redhead, upgrowth, heavyweight, outlaw, income, outcome, downpour, downbreak, etc

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